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Iwo people appeal for federal technical college

The people of Iwo in Osun State have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to site one of the proposed 16 federal science and technical colleges…

The people of Iwo in Osun State have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to site one of the proposed 16 federal science and technical colleges in their town, citing “equity and justice.”

The coordinator of the Iwo Development Coalition, Mr Kabiru Adisa, made the appeal in a statement yesterday.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had, at the 64th meeting of the National Council on Education in Port Harcourt last Thursday, disclosed the government’s plan to establish the colleges.

Adisa, a chartered accountant, lauded the Federal Government for sustaining its efforts towards repositioning the nation’s educational sector for self-reliance.

He lamented that Iwo, the headquarters of the Osun West Senatorial District, lagged behind in the distribution of public infrastructure; a situation which he said had left the town underdeveloped.

According to him, Iwo is about the only town of such status with no federal presence.

“That is the more reason we’re taking our case to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honourable Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to, as a matter of fairness and justice, site one of the planned 16 federal science and technical colleges on our land,” he said.

Adisa expressed Iwo people’s confidence in Buhari to “right the wrongs of several years.

He said locating a high institution in Iwo would “end the pains of several years and give a population of over 400,000 people a deserved opportunity to train their wards and boost the economy of the town.”

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